Circle Back

Circle Back

Circle Back features Nashville’s most exceptional entrepreneurs as they revisit the moments that defined their paths. Hosted by Clark Buckner, these founders offer inspiration and practical insights to those navigating their own entrepreneurial journeys.

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April 6, 2021 39 min

Shannon Terry’s gift is knowing what works. By following his gut instinct and strategic vision, Terry has founded 247 Sports, AllianceSports and more -- paving the way for digital sports news. Where others saw failure, Terry saw potential -- with an eye always to the future. In this episode of Circle Back, we hear Terry’s journey to finding the place where he belonged -- and the many not-so-right places along the way.

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Dan Crockett grew up playing baseball with his family of five brothers. So, when he set his sights on running a mortgage bank, he knew he had to keep his eye on the ball. Through the discipline, grit and focus of an athlete, Crockett built up Franklin American Mortgage, a company he sold for $511 million.

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March 9, 2021 38 min

Beth Chase, savvy businesswoman and founder of c3/consulting has always pushed herself up to greater and greater heights. When her job at IBM became tedious, she used her computer skills to automate it. When she had perfected her sales techniques, she became a consultant. When she wanted to create more time for her twins, she started a business in her living room. But, Chase doesn’t stop at building herself up. At the core of her j...

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No challenge has ever been unconquerable for CEO and founder of The Bakery Companies, Cordia Harrington. With a little bit of sass, some built-in charisma, and a lot of hard work, Harrington rose from the owner and operator of a McDonald’s in Effingham, Illinois to creating a company that oversees baking for international brands like McDonald’s, KFC, Trader Joes, and more.

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Learn how Zycron founder Darrell Freeman turned his hunger for new opportunities into a wildly successful IT solutions business, and how he’s been giving back to his community since selling the company.

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Governor Phil Bredesen has always been a problem-solver, from his time as a physics student to his leadership at Health America, to his term in office and now as the leader of two sustainable energy companies. But it hasn’t always been an easy road. Listen to the first episode of Circle Back to hear his story.

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January 8, 2021 2 min

The Circle Back podcast, the premiere production of The Chase Studio at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, features an array of the city’s most exceptional entrepreneurs as they revisit the moments that defined their paths. In candid conversation with host Clark Buckner, founders in this first season offer inspiration and practical insights to those navigating their own entrepreneurial journeys. 

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